The Exotic bee Halictus smaragdulus Vachal, 1895 (Hymenoptera

Halictidae) in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales : a new genus in Australia

John R. Gollan, Michael Batley, Chris A. M. Reid

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Abstract

The emerald furrow bee, Halictus smaragdulus Vachal, 1895, native to the western Palaearctic, is recorded from the Upper Hunter Valley region, New South Wales, Australia. Halictus Latreille is a genus previously unknown in Australia. The bee is well established in the area and has been observed visiting flowers of exotic plants, including Galenia pubescens - a declared noxious weed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-26
Number of pages6
JournalAustralian Entomologist
Volume35
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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